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Degree Requirements

In order to be eligible to receive the LLM degree, a student must attend full-time for two academic semesters, taking no more than 15 credits per semester and no less than 9 credits per semester, and complete the requirements of either the Course Track or the Thesis Track.

Course Track Requirements            

Effective with the Class of 2016:             

 a) Complete 24 credits, and            

  • One credit, of the 24 required for graduation, can be earned as an associate editor on a journal.                

 b) Receive the grade of “F with credit” in no more than four semester hours of coursework.            

Thesis Track Requirements           

Effective with the Class of 2016:            

a) Complete 24 credits, 17 of which include credits from courses and seminars; and       

  • One credit, of the 24 required for graduation, can be earned as an associate editor on a journal.         

b) Satisfactorily complete a scholarly thesis, worth 7 credits, of high analytical quality suitable for publication in a law journal; and            

c) Receive the grade of “F with credit” in no more than four semester hours of coursework.             

                    

 The 5 credits earned in the summer program count toward the credit requirements for either track.